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Programs
Dance

Guest Artists

Throughout the year, guest artists join Grier's faculty to provide opportunities for dancers to work with internationally renowned teachers, dancers, and choreographers. Guests to our Performing Arts Center teach master classes, which are open to students at all levels. Guest master teachers educate dancers in various forms and expose Grier students to the eclectic repertoires found in dance companies today. Each year, guest artists-in-residence work with groups of dancers over extended stays to teach, set choreography, and develop professional relationships that extend beyond Grier's campus.

Visiting Artists

Master classes at Grier are arranged independently and in conjunction with surrounding universities on Grier’s campus. Past master class teachers and artists-in-residence include:

  • Crystal Frazier
  • Darrell Grand Moultrie
  • Debbie Blunden Diggs
  • Diavolo Dance Theater company members
  • Francesca Dario
  • Greer Reed
  • Hubbard Street Dance company members
  • Jason McDole
  • Jon Lehrer
  • Joshua Manculich
  • Kate Skarpetowska
  • Kiesha Lalama
  • Larry Kegwin
  • Mark Morris Dance Group company members
  • Michele Oliva
  • Norbert De La Cruz III
  • Pascal Rioult
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company members
  • Peter Chu
  • Phil Orsano
  • Tracie Stanfield
  • Whitney Moncrief
  • Yarden Ronen-Van Herren

Grier Gala

The annual Gala, held each fall, affords Grier students the opportunity to participate in workshops/master classes, take in a professional performance of visiting companies, perform, and audition. The Gala is another opportunity for dancers to work with nationally acclaimed companies such as:


  • Ate9 Dance Company
  • August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble
  • DanceGrandMoultrie
  • Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
  • Giordano Jazz Dance
  • Houston Met Dance Company
  • JUNK
  • Koresh Dance Company
  • Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
  • LehrerDance
  • Oliva Dance Project
  • Oui Danse
  • Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
  • PrioreDance
  • Rennie Harris Puremovement
  • RIOULT Dance NY
  • SynthesisDance
  • Texture Contemporary Ballet

Past Visiting Artists

List of 5 items.

  • 2019 Visiting Artists

    Chris Huggins
    Darrell Grand Moultrie
    Kate Skarpetowska
    Lenora Nemetz 
    Melissa Rector
    Micah Geyer
    Norbert De La Cruz III
    Susan Shields


  • 2018 Visiting Artists

    Debbie Blunden Diggs
    Mike Esperanza
    Kiesha Lalama
    Jon Lehrer
    Roni Koresh
    Whitney Moncrief
    Darrell Grand Moultrie
    Brice Mousset
    Melissa Rector
    Yarden Ronen-Van Herren
  • 2017 Visiting Artists

    Roni Koresh
    Kiesha Lalama
    Jon Lehrer
    Jason McDole
    Darrell Grand Moultrie
    Brice Mousset
    Candice Musselman
    Phil Orsano
    Melissa Rector
    Tracie Stanfield
    Nancy Turano
  • 2016 Visiting Artists

    Hubbard Street Dance Company
    Kiesha Lalama
    Darrell Grand Moultrie
    Brice Mousset
    Candice Musselman
    Phil Orsano
    Melissa Rector
    Tracie Stanfield
  • 2015 Visiting Artists

    LehrerDance
    Junk
    Synthesis dance
    Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
    Jon Lehrer
    Brian Sanders
    Tracie Stanfield
    Kiesha Lalama
    Christine Kerber

Past Gala Performers

List of 5 items.

  • 2019 Grier Gala

    Faculty
    • Andy Noble - Sam Houston State University
    • Dan Karasik - Point Park University
    • Elizabeth Ramsey - Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
    • Emily Pietruszka - Rennie Harris Puremovement
    • Heidi Rodeffer - American Dance Festival    
    • Igal Perry – Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
    • Lindsay Viatori - Slippery Rock University
    • Maurice Frago - Shenandoah University
    • Melissa Rector - Koresh Dance
    • Michael Lomeka - Shenandoah University
    • Nile Alicia Ruff - Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
    • Phillip Cuttino Jr. - Rennie Harris Puremovement
    • Rob Priore - PrioreDance
    • Roni Koresh - Koresh Dance
    • Whitney Moncrief - Western Michigan University
     
    Performers
    • Koresh Dance Company
    • Rennie Harris Puremovement
    • Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
    • PrioreDance
    • Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
  • 2018 Grier Gala

    Faculty:
    • Antonio Brown
    • Peter Chu
    • Mike Esperanza
    • Ruben Graciani
    • Keisha Lalama
    • Jon Lehrer
    • Kijuanta Lucas
    • Whitney Moncrief
    • Julie Nakagawa
    • Stephen Pier
    Performers:
    • Bare Dance Company
    • DanceWorks Chicago
    • Jon Lehrer Dance Company
    • Antonio Brown Dance
    • Peter Chu
  • 2017 Grier Gala

    Faculty:
    • Debbie Blunden Diggs
    • Kiesha Lalama
    • Jon Lehrer
    • Roni Koresh
    • Whitney Moncrief
    • Darrell Grand Moultrie
    • Brice Mousset
    • Melissa Rector
    • Yarden Ronen-Van Herren
    Performers:
    • Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
    • Koresh Dance Company 
    • Lehrer Dance
    • Oui Danse 
    • Peridance Contemporary Dance Company 
  • 2016 Grier Gala

    Faculty:
    • Danielle Agami
    • Stacy Caddell
    • Darrell Grand Moultrie
    • Joyce Herring
    • Victor Jarvis
    • Christine Kerber
    • Kiesha Lalama
    • Cheryl Mann
    • Phil Orsano
    • Luna Sayag
    Performers:
    • Ate9
    • Cleveland Ballet
    • The Joffrey Ensemble
    • Orsano Project
    • RIOULT Dance NY
    
  • 2015 Grier Gala

    Faculty:
    • Christine Kerber
    • Keisha Lalama
    • John Lehrer
    • Darrell Grand Moultrie
    • Brian Sanders
    • Tracie Stanfield

    Performers:
    • Dance Grand Moultrie
    • Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
    • JUNK
    • LehrerDance
    • SynthesisDance
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